"Some of the words, from Anatomy of melancholy, 1652, by Robert Burton; others, from your local news service...Being a photographer of long standing persuasion, who lost interest in the inane literary, commercial uses for which I was making pictures, I began to finally make my own photographs and about that same time, acquired a 1250 offset duplicator ... The color in these black and white photographs is synthesized by a series of photo-mechanical masks. The ink is process color, plus black and brown. The paper is Mohawk Superfine Vellum. The type is Monotype Garamont, and Kelsey 6, set by hand."--Afterword.